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- Accredited endoscopist
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Accredited endoscopist
Dr Mead studied at University College London gaining distinction in his final examination. He was awarded prizes in general academic study, pharmacology and medicine throughout his studies.
He initially worked in the Professorial hepatology and gastroenterology unit at the Royal Free Hospital before moving closer to his family in Dorset and Hampshire. Whilst training as a specialist gastroenterologist he spent 6 years in 4 national centres of excellence, including Southampton University and Cambridge University hospitals. He researched into the early detection of oesophageal and colorectal cancers becoming an academic Doctor of Medicine in 2013. In the last year before taking up his Consultant post in the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust he practiced at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge, focusing on endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease.
Endoscopy has been a long held interest of his, with fellowships in Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth, a national centre of excellence and in Tokyo Japan, a world centre of endoscopic excellence. He has published on endoscopic techniques in the upper and lower gut.
He is responsible for teaching endoscopy to gastroenterology trainees and has been a faculty member and lecturer on courses teaching advanced endoscopic techniques.
Areas of interest
anaemia;indigestion;acid reflux;stomach ulcer;gastric ulcer;duodenal ulcer;bloating;belching;vomiting;nausea;weight loss;diarrhoea;constipation;change in bowel habit;difficulty opening bowels;abdominal pain;stomach pain;luminal gastroenterology;dysphagia;dyspepsia;Barrett's oesophagus;gastro-oesophageal reflux disease;GORD;colon polyps;colon cancer;Liver cancer;Pancreatic cancer;rectal bleeding;irritable bowel syndrome;IBS;functional bowel disorder;inflammatory bowel disease;IBD;Coeliac disease;celiac disease;gluten sensitivity;gluten enteropathy;malabsorption;colitis;ulcerative colitis;Crohn's disease;diverticular disease;diverticulitis;liver diseases;gallstones;biliary disease;therapeutic endoscopy;interventional endoscopy;OGD;enteroscopy;balloon enteroscopy;banding of varices;dilation of oesophageal and colonic stricture;dye spray;lower GI procedure;colonoscopy;polypectomy;dilation of colonic stricture;endoscopic mucosal resection;EMR;balloon enteroscopy;bowel cancer screening
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist.
Lister, Queen Elizabeth II, and Hertford County Hospitals.
Stevenage, Welwyn garden City and Hertford Hertfordshire.
Endoscopy and early gastro-intestinal cancer detection
Family, outdoor life, sailing, football and rugby.
Distinction in Medical finals.
Doctor of Medicine degree 2013.
Paul Brown Endoscopic traveling fellowship
Circulating tumour markers can define patients with normal colons, benign polyps, and cancers.
Acetic acid spray is an effective tool for the endoscopic detection of neoplasia in patients with Barrett's esophagus.
Colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection for elderly patients at least 80 years of age.
Coeliac disease: the virtual clinic approach.
Difficult, large, and flat anorectal polyps – is endoscopic resection feasible?
Minimising peri-operative morbidity by e-learning.
Courses offered to GPs
The role of faecal calprotectin in IBS and IBD.
Common gastro-intestinal problems in primary care - an audience directed exploration.
All of my audited outcomes exceed current NHS and royal society guidelines and are audited every year.
- MBBS University College London 2000
- Doctor of Medicine - Research degree University of Portsmouth 2013
- Endoscopy fellowship Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trusts 2009
- Advanced endoscopy fellowship. National Cancer Centre, Tokyo, Japan. 2010
Reference number 4736181
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member of the Royal College of Physicians London 2004
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology, 2013
- General internal medicine, 2013
- Pinehill Hospital Benslow Lane HITCHIN SG4 9QZ
- 17:00 - 21:30
- 01462 427221
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- 01582 787069
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
01462 422 822
01582 787 069